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A warning for all those who pursue enlightment
« on: September 29, 2012, 09:06:29 pm »
Beware the false enlightment.

Beware the sensation of peace and serenity as your inner conflict ceases to exist, as it's false.

It's contempt.
Simple contempt, and no pretty words around it will change this fact.

This so called "inner peace" is nothing but a euphemism for inner death, a state where you cease to evolve, cease to try to be better, to criticize yourself and struggle with your preconceived notions.

It's in the inner conflict that one may able to hone yourself, as it's how we change.

Do not try to be zen. Zen is not something you try to be, it is something you become by serendipity in the path of enlightment..
It is not the cessation of inner conflict, but the achievement of a higher form of inner conflict, an objective and focused form.

It's not about acceptance, it's about acknowledgement.
It's not about peace, it's about proper battles.
It's not static, it's dynamic.


Of course, I can be lying now. Be the judge.
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« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 03:24:03 am by Mistre »
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Re: A warning for all those who pursue enlightment
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 11:37:30 pm »
Nice piece.  :mittens:
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Re: A warning for all those who pursue enlightment
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 12:36:17 am »
Thank you very much!
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Re: A warning for all those who pursue enlightment
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 03:42:05 pm »
It may be a lie, but it's a lie I not only agree with, but expressed better than the many times I tried to do so.

So I'm going to treat it as true, at least.

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Re: A warning for all those who pursue enlightment
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 04:08:26 pm »
I like this. I like it A LOT.
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Re: A warning for all those who pursue enlightment
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 04:45:29 pm »
This makes me happy.=)
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Re: A warning for all those who pursue enlightment
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 02:20:18 am »
It may be a lie, but it's a lie I not only agree with, but expressed better than the many times I tried to do so.

So I'm going to treat it as true, at least.

The Greeks certainly thought so, as you've pointed out before. "neighbor vies with his neighbor as he hurries after wealth" Well directed internal conflict can lead to change and improvement.
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